annapurnabasecamptrekking
annapurnabasecamptrekking
annapurnabasecamptrekking
annapurnabasecamptrekking
annapurnabasecamptrekking
  • Duration:13 Nights 14 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:1 - 12
  • Activity:Hiking and Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 4130m

About Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is an enthralling mix of excellent trekking and spectacular wilderness with a backdrop of high peaks. Following an ancient trade route to Tibet, we climb beyond the rhododendron and bamboo forests, terraced fields and quaint villages of the lowlands, to reach a world of glaciers and magnificent peaks at the Annapurna Base Camp, 4130m. This amazing trek follows a gorge leading into the mountain fortress known as the “Annapurna Sanctuary", the divine abode of the Hindu goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna. It also includes a hike along high ridges to Ghorepani and a pre-dawn walk up to Poon Hill to watch the sun’s first rays touch the peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas.

The altitude at Annapurna Base Camp is a little over 4000m which means acclimatization is vital. Although it is possible to reach ABC in less time, our itinerary has been planned to allow our bodies time to acclimatize and our actual pace will be governed by our health rather than the itinerary. We will generally be walking for between 5 to 7 hours each day. The flagstone hiking trail is almost constantly either going uphill or downhill. In the lush forest of the approach to the Annapurna Sanctuary the underfoot conditions can be damp and slippery.

There are lodges and tea-houses all along this popular trekking route which provide welcoming places to rest and refresh, as well as an insight into the Gurung lifestyle, the predominant ethnic group in the area.  Annapurna Foothills Treks is highly experienced in making your trip safe, comfortable and enjoyable for a reasonable price. We can tailor the expedition to your specific preferences and needs. 

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

  • view from Annapurna Base Camp: Annapurna I, 8091m, Annapurna South, 7219m, Machapuchhre, 6993m and Hiunchuli, 6441m
  • addition of Ghorepani poonhill to Annapurna Base Camp Trek 
  • natural scenery and endless outstanding views of the Annapurna Range
  • charming Guesthouses with Gurung and Magar culture 
  • natural hot spring at Jhinudanda
  • one night at Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
  • sunrise and sunset view from Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city.

  • Hotel
  • 1,300m/4,265 ft
  • Private Vehicle

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara early in the morning by tourist bus or Private vehicle passing the River side of Trisuli. It takes about 7 hours to reach in Pokhara valley. We can visit some interesting places like Devi’s Fall, Guptswor Cave, Tal Barahi Temple and boating on Phewa Lake in Pokhara.

Option: We have not included the airfare Kathmandu- Pokhara (USD $125 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Pokhara by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 900m/2,953ft
  • 6-7 hrs

We begin our trek at Nayapul after an hour drive in a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a 15 minutes walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1050m), a large village that has many shops and teahouses. 
From the village, the trail follows the north bank of the Budhi Gandaki Khola and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 1400m/4,593ft
  • Private Vehicle

The trails ascents bring us to reach Ulleri village after 2 hours steep up walk and continue the trails gently up until Banthanti which takes about 1 hour and will have lunch there. Now we can see the good view of Machhapuchre, HiunChuli and Annapurna South. After lunch, then our trail goes gradually ascending until Ghorepani, a village of Magar peoples which takes about 2 hours to reach. The mountains will be crystal clear and can be seen instantly from the place where we'll be staying.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 7 hrs
  • 2,855m/ 9,366 ft

Early in the morning, we'll hike to Poonhill which is a 45 minutes hike through the Rhododendron forest to encounter the astonishing view of snow white giants like Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Tukuche Peak 6920m, Nilgiri 6940m, Varaha Shikhar 7847m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Annapurna III 7855m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna II 7937m, Lamjung Himal 6931m and unobstructed view of sunrise over these mountains. 

After enjoying the moment, we return back to hotel and the trail steeply ascending until Deurali which is also the same height of Poon Hill and takes about 1 & half hour. Then we follow the deep forest way until Banthanti which takes about 2 hours and have lunch there. We can see the wild animals like as monkeys and local birds during the jungle trail. After lunch, it takes 1 hour to reach in Tadapani village which is surrounded by beautiful rhododendron forest. We can see more magnificent view of Machhapuchre, Annapurna South, Hium Chuli and Annapurna II.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 2,610m/ 8,562 ft

Todays' trekking trail starts with descending through the forests which takes about 2 hours. We cross by suspension bridge and the trail ascends gently until Gurjung, 1 hour by walk and we will have lunch there. Then after lunch, the trail goes slightly up and pass the big landslide area and finally, we arrive in Chhomrong village. This is also the biggest Gurung village most probably in this area. The mountains are picturesque and closer from here.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 4hrs
  • 2,040m/6,692 ft

A descending stone staircase leads down to the Chhomrung Khola. After crossing the stream, we climb high above the Sinuwa Danda (hill), taking its west face and passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. To reach our day’s destination we must yet climb up to Kuldi, descend the long, steep, stone staircase and walk through a lovely bamboo forest to Dovan. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 2,550 m/8,365 ft

Gradually ascending along the valley above the Modi Khola river, we reach the Base Camp of Machhapcuhre. It is also known as Fishtail Mountain, and is one of the unclimbed mountains of the Annapurna range, because it is a holy mountain. From Machhapuchhre Base camp we get an amazing view of Annapurna I. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 3,700m/ 12,137 ft

We climb up gently till we reach Annapurna Base Camp which takes about 1 and half hour. The closer we get to Annapurna Base Camp, the vegetation will become more sparse and the surroundings more rocky. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by spectacular mountains. We can see mountains such as Annapurna I 8091m, Bahra Shikhar 7647m, Annapurna South Face 7219m, Hiun Chuli 6441m, Machhapuchre 6997m, Tharpu Peak 5663m, Singu Chuli 6501m .

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 2-3 hrs
  • 4,130 m/13,547 ft

We wake up early in the morning and explore the sights of the hidden valley of Annapurna Base Camp. Then we trek down to Bamboo retracing the same trail we went up on. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 2,340 m/7,676 ft

A five hour trek down to Jhinu where a hot spring bath will be waiting for us. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 1,780 m/5,839 ft

Today, we will finally head back down to Nayapul where a private vehicle will be waiting for us to drive us back to Pokhara. 

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 900 m/2,953 ft

Early morning, we depart from Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to travel back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

Option: We have not included the airfare of Pokhara – Kathmandu (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalaya where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Kathmandu by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. You need to book this flight before start the trek. 

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 6 -7 hrs
  • 1,345 m/4,412 ft
  • Tourist Bus

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. Check in at the Kathmandu international airport 3 hours prior to your flight time. 

    What's included

    • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
    • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
    • Accommodation in Pokhara, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
    • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 9 nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
    • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
    • English speaking experienced Trekking guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
    • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
    • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.(Max 25 KG per porter)
    • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
    • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
    • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
    • Annapurna Foothill’s T-shirt.
    • Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Maps
    • Energy Supplies and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
    • First aid medicine kit.
    • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
    • All ground transfers Kathamndu –Pokhara- Kathmandu on Tourist vehicle and Pokhara- Nayapul- Pokhara on private vehicle
    • All government and local taxes.

    What’s Excluded

    • Your Personal Travel Insurance
    • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
    • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
    • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,  boiled water and beer).
    • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
    • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

    Availabilities

    FromToStatusPrice  
    start date31 Aug, 2020end date13 Sep, 2020Available$800

    Departure Note:

    Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

    Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

    Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

    Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 


    The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

    We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

    We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

    Private Trips to Annapurna Base Camp is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

    Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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    Useful Info

    The Best Time to Do the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 

    The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region are autumn (late September to late November) & spring (February to late April) . Winter is also possible. During winter there are very few tourists. Some people prefer this season, as they enjoy the beauty of the snow, and the environment of the remote areas without the influx of foreigners. However, if there is a lot of snow the path may be quite challenging above Dovan.

    Cultural Aspects of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 
    The most prominent ethnic groups in the Annapurna region are the Gurungs, Thakali, and Manangba. The Gurungs are the most widely dispersed, being found from the hills of Gorkha district to as far West as Palpa. The Thakalis come from the upper Kali Gandaki Valley around Jomsom, where their traditional farming has been supplemented by trade, in particular the hotel and restaurant business.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking  is a Tea House/Lodge Trek

    Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

    In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy two nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya before and after heading into the remote regions.

    During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

    Spending Money per Day

    Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 10 - 15 per meal in Kathmandu. On the trek, your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer. US$10 - 15 a day should be enough, but keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.

    Drinking Water

    While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. In the Annapurna Region there are Euro-guard filters, so all you need is your own water bottle and you can refill it easily.  We suggest you bring a supply of water purification tablets in case Euro-guard water is not available.  We request that you avoid using bottled mineral water, as the bottles are not easily disposed of.

    Washing and Toilet facilities for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 

    Most lodges offer hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water. You can ask your trekking guide about the availability. For ecological reasons please try and limit your use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated. Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is very little chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Every lodge will have some kind of hand washing facility but it is good idea to carry a bar of soap with you. Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.

    Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek
    You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities.
    Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.

    Fitness/Health

    If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.

    Safety

    When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

    Travel Insurance

    It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

    Trip Grading and Suitability

    To assist you in choosing a trek and to give you an idea of what you can expect, we have categorized our trips by their level of difficulty, A is the easiest, D, the most hard. In addition to this, the levels have been sub-divided into four areas, suitability, walking times, highest altitude, terrain type, and remoteness.

    GRADE: Moderate 

    Suitability: reasonable level of fitness required.
    1. Walking times: 5-6 hours per day for up to 10 days
    2. Altitude: up to 4310m
    3. Terrain: mostly following well-travelled trails, daily ascent and descent
    4. Remoteness: reasonable level of local infrastructure, including lodge accommodation

    FAQs

    Where is Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)?

    Annapurna Base Camp is a popular trekking destination located in the west from Kathmandu. It is a high glacial basin lying 40 KM directly north of Pokhara sitting at an altitude of 4130m surrounded by the panoramic Annapurna ranges most of which are over 7000m giants in the Himalaya of Nepal.
     

    What actually the word ‘Annapurna’ defines?

    Literally speaking, ‘Anna’ means grains and ‘Purna’ means fulfillment. So to conclude, the word ‘Annapurna’ defines the fulfillment of grains. In other words, she can be termed as a great white giant who hears the prayers of locals and helps in good harvesting of grains.
     

    Which one do you suggest; Annapurna or Everest Base Camp?

    Both Annapurna and Everest Base Camp Treks are the most visited destinations in Nepal for hiking and trekking. Both of the treks are unique and beautiful in their own way, their location, culture, people, lifestyles and the mountains that they are surrounded with. The thing we can suggest and guarantee is you will be amazed by both of the treks.
     

    When is the best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

    Autumn (September - November) is supposed to be the ideal season to visit Annapurna Base Camp. Similarly, spring (March – May) is also a great period to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Holiday time around Christmas and New Year is also good time to visit Annapurna Base Camp. Trek can be done in monsoon too but the views won’t be that clear because of heavy rainfall.
     

    What is the cost of your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

    Our standard 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking costs USD 950 per person if you’re a group of 2 – 6 trekkers. The trek however, can cost a bit low or high depending on various factors like routes, trekking days, availability, trekkers, season, etc.
     

    How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is for those adventure seekers who dreams of countering the high Himalaya of Nepal in a short time frame. Average fit person with experience of multi day hiking should be good for Annapurna Base Camp. Trip Grade is moderate and one who has enough walking/running experiences previously should be ready for this trek.
     

    Do I need any permits to visit Annapurna Base Camp?

    To visit the Annapurna Base Camp, you will need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekker’s Information Management System Card (TIMS). Both of the permits can be obtained from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) if you are trekking as FITs. All permits and documentation is already included in our Annapurna Trips.
     

    Is Travel Insurance needed for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

    A big yes! Annapurna Foothills strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to you go into this remote area. Travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability, and medical treatment is recommended. The insurance must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.
     

    Why trek to Annapurna Base Camp with Annapurna Foothills?

    Not just because we are a Nepal based local operator but our Sherpa trekking guides are experienced, competent, professional and all of them have leaded groups in various parts of Himalaya of Nepal. We focus on safety, quality and value for money by providing good equipments and logistics required for your trip, things that many lower cost programs don’t facilitates with.
     

    Where does Annapurna Base Camp Trekking start and ends?

    Our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking starts and ends at Nayapul. This trek can also be done from other routes as well.

    • Start from Phedi and end at Nayapul
    • Start from Ghandruk and end at Nayapul
       

    What is the policy on Leave No Trace?

    We value and operate eco friendly trips and are highly committed to Leave No Trace. Our guides and staffs are well aware of their responsibility toward environment.
     

    How much will I be spending on trail per day?

    You won’t be spending much on trail as accommodation and 3 meals a day are included in your trip price while booking with Annapurna Foothills. USD 20 to 30 (NRS 2000 - 3000) per day per person will be enough since you have to personally pay for items like beverages and drinks, charging electronic devices, Wi-Fi, hot showers etc.
     

    What happens in case of emergency or if I need to leave the trek beforehand?

    Well, it depends upon the kinds of emergency you’re going through. If you have to leave the trip due to ill health or severe injury, we will arrange an emergency air rescue immediately which will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain search and rescue.

    Even if you leave the trip beforehand, we are committed to pay the porters and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired. So, refunds for the unused days for your trip will not be given. We can provide something complementary depending upon the cases.
     

    Do you also offer tailor - made departures?

    Yes we do offer tailor made or private departures for Annapurna Base Camp. If our listed departure dates are not fitting your travel plans then we can organize a private or tailor made departures for you and your loved ones.
     

    Can I hire only Guide and a Porter from you?

    Yes, you can hire Trekking and Climbing Guide and Porter services from us. We can offer customizable services of Guides, Porters, Domestic Flights and Documentation.
     

    What sort of food can I expect on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

    Meals in the Himalaya mainly consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates because our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations. During the first few days of the trek, one can get wide varieties of food items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And as you go higher, the food will be typical but fresh, warm and eye appealing. Basically, you will have dinner and breakfast at the lodge where you stay overnight and lunch will be on the way.


    What sort of accommodation shall I expect on Annapurna Base Camp trek?

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a Tea House/ Lodge Trekking. Most of the tea houses will have twin sharing room for trekkers. Annapurna Foothills chooses tea houses which has clean, comfortable and warm rooms for our guests. It is very important to have a nice and warm room at the end of a long trekking day.

    In the peak tourist season, it might be difficult to find a better accommodation due to the influx of large number of trekkers. So, if you’re planning to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking in peak seasons, let us know in advance so that we can confirm your stay in a comfortable way in the Himalaya of Nepal.


    How do you deal with drinking water standard on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

    We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring water purification tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.


    How big will be the group size?

    We mainly focus on small groups. We take up to 12 trekkers in a group so that we can provide personal care to each of our members. If you have group of more than 12, please contact us for amazing group discounts and customized services.
     

    Is it safe to travel as a single women or girl?

    Yes, it is safe to travel to Nepal and to do solo trekking as a single women or girl. We are more responsible for this matter and we ensure all security and safety for solo women traveler. Upon request we can also arrange for a Female trekking guide as well.
     

    What about simple medication on the trek?

    On the trek, our guide will carry a first aid kit. We also recommend you carry your own. Almost all modern medications are available in Kathmandu for a fraction of the price you will pay in the west. Just get your doctor to make out a list and get them here before you leave for the trek.
     

    Do I really need a guide for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

    Well, it depends on your skills, budget and time available. Some people go to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking without a licensed trekking guide and carry everything themselves. There are usually a lot of trekkers on Annapurna region so you would probably not be alone but easily could be as in harsh weather or in a medical emergency, you will be on your own. So consider your skill level carefully. We strongly suggest our guests to do the trek with professionals and we believe our guides are highly experienced and for sure professionals making your safety their foremost priority.
     

    Are there any ATMs en routes to Annapurna Base Camp?

    En route to Annapurna Base Camp, Pokhara (Usually the initial / final point of the trek) has the ATM facilities or else there are no ATM services on the trail of Annapurna Base Camp.
     

    Is there Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery charger available during Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

    Most of the tea Houses will offer Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery charger with a small amount of money. The WI-FI service may not be very fast but can check emergency message or important updated for your work.
     

    Do I need to join a group or can I do the trek solo?

    There is no requirement to join a group or departure dates. We always try to be flexible with our trips for our guest’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trip details as long as the proposed itinerary or suggestions does not harm your own chances of acclimatization.

    Private or Solo Trips is possible but a bit more expensive compared to joining a fixed date. We highly recommend hiring a reputable guide service for a safe and secure trekking experience. With Annapurna Foothills, there is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a private solo trip or join a departure date. We assign local professional guides, porter etc whom you could trust with your life as they are highly experienced and give first priority to your safety.
     

    How long do I have to walk on an average per day on trek?

    On average, a typical day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 8 hours and 4 hours is the shortest day. Your walking pace also determines the time duration.
     

    Can I along with my little children do the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

    For sure, you can. The only requirement is to have a good walking experience previously as the trip grade is moderate and less challenging.
     

    How do I communicate with my family back in hometown when I’m on trek?

    At most villages along the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trail, the tea houses will have internet facility. Most of the lodges offer Wi-Fi service. The internet speed will be very basic. You can also purchase Nepalese SIM cards (NCEL or NTC) but their coverage will be limited.
     

    How long does it take?

    Well, depending upon your interest and holidays period limitation, we can customize your trip to Annapurna Base Camp. Normally, it can be done in a time frame between 8 -14 days.
     

    Where am I supposed to leave the unwanted stuffs in Kathmandu when I’m on trek?

    You can store the unwanted stuffs in the locker room at the hotel where you’ll be staying in Kathmandu. They’ll provide you a baggage tag which you’ve to keep it with you safely or you can hand over it to our guide. And after your return from trek to hotel, you can collect those stuffs by giving them the same baggage tag that they’d gave you previously.
     

    Can I bring my medication with me?

    Yes you can. But be sure to bring the prescription and its original container so that you don’t have to face any sort of hassle from custom inspection. We suggest basic First Aid Kit as well.
     

    What is the luggage limit for porters?

    Annapurna Foothills will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry approx 25 kg of luggage (maximum 12 kg for each trekker). Porter are those staffs who not carry only your luggage but also lift your spirit to reach new heights and your affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.
     

    What is your cancellation policy?

    Regarding cancellation, if a client voluntarily or involuntarily terminates/cancels the trip once the trip has started, no refund will be given for missed or unused services of the trip regardless of the reason i.e. sickness, or any other unfortunate events.

    In case if any guests wish to cancel their trip prior to their departure for any reasons then a written application should be sent by the guests to us, 2 Weeks prior to the Trip starting date. If the cancellation is made beyond the time limit then USD 200 per person will be charged. As per our company policy, deposit amount is non- refundable and can be utilized with the timeframe of one year from the trip confirmation date.
     

    Count me in for the trip. How do I book?

    We’ll be happy to welcome you soon in Nepal and provide you our expert team to do the magnanimous Annapurna Base Camp Trekking in Himalaya of Nepal.
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